While Ana came out as the runner-up in this tournament after the final with Serena Williams, she now has excellent momentum heading into the US Open at the end of the month. Her fine performance also put her back into the top ten.
Other YONEX players also boasted great results in Cincinnati this past week, with Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, POLYTOUR SPIN) and her partner Andrea Hlavackova making it to the women’s doubles semifinal, and Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) reaching the men’s singles quarterfinals. These results should also prove to be a great boost for these players as the US Open approaches.
Tournament Results [Western & Southern Open]
Women’s Singles [Final]
Serena Williams (USA) def. Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) 6-4 6-1
Women’s Doubles [Semifinal]
Timea Babos (HUN)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) def. Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, POLYTOUR SPIN)(JPN)/Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 6-4 1-6 10-7
Men’s Singles [Quarterfinal]
Julien Benneteau (FRA) def. Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) 3-6 6-0 6-1
*Photo of Ana taken at Wimbledon 2014